Thursday, June 21 @ 8:20pm
Old Market Square
Chuck Copenace is an Ojibway jazz musician based out of Winnipeg. He shares his story of recovery, spiritual awakening, and how traditional ceremony changed his musical outlook. He is now one of a small group of musicians who honour traditional melody by incorporating spiritual songs into their work; composing and performing new and compelling music that successfully unites his creativity and his spirituality. The Chuck Copenace Group is his own groove-based jazz project formed in the spring of 2015 to perform his original music, which is a unique blend of Indigenous ceremonial music, R&B, Funk, EDM, and hip hop. His group’s repertoire includes re-conceptions of music by Roots Manuva, Wayne Shorter, Arvo Part, and Freddie Hubbard. His most recent compositions are a brand new fusion of sacred melody with jazz funk.